Young, British and promising

Granta list 2013Is it really thirty years since Granta’s first list of 20 most promising young British authors? That list was so well chosen and is a roll call of today’s literary establishment. It introduced writers whose work I still love such as Rose Tremain and Kazuo Ishiguro. 1993 told us about Jeanette Winterson and Alan Hollinghurst, 2003 Sarah Waters and David Mitchell. Now the 2013 list has been published and it’s well worth a look to see who will be on our reading lists over the next ten years.
I want to try Leeds based Sunjeev Sahota and Nadifa Mohamed’s Black Mamba Boy looks interesting. We also have Ross Raisin’s God’s Own Country as a reader group set. If you are looking for something new to read, will you be trying out some of these authors?


Posted on April 16, 2013, in Authors, Book News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I quite fancy trying the Ned Beauman book, and I’ve already read Adam Foulds “The Quickening Maze” which was excellent. Seems a bit arbitrary stopping the list at 40 years old though – some good names have just missed out – not all good writers are young!

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